On Oct 20 I wrote about Mr. Lazy Cook’s culinary adventure. He discovered a prepackaged teriyaki-marinated tuna with asparagus spears for $6. It was a heat and eat dish that required no prep and about 15 minutes of cooking time.
Well, Mr. Lazy Cook returned to the scene of the crime, Mariano’s Fresh Market, the new supermarket in his neighborhood. This time he found pecan-crusted salmon, again 7 ounces for $6 and 15 minutes of cooking time. They must have been thinking of Mr. Lazy Cook when they put this little dish together.
I have included three photos so you can see the progression of this simple, elegant meal.
Because of Mr. Lazy Cook’s limited cooking skills, the fact that this dish turned out wonderfully moist and perfectly cooked, may have included a bit of luck. At any rate, it was delicious and very filling, I was only able to finish eating about half of it. Which means I will be having a second meal of pecan-crusted salmon in the near future. I would like to say that the combination of pecan flavor with salmon was superb. Don’t think I have ever had pecan-crusted salmon before, but I will again. If you cook from scratch try it.
Nutritional breakdown 4 ounce serving of salmon from CalorieKing website.
Calories 168, Total Fat 5 grams, Saturated Fat 0.8 grams, Cholesterol 76mg, Sodium 97 mg, No Carbs, Protein 28.9 grams.
Nutritional breakdown 1/2 cup pecans
Calories 421, total fat 43 grams, saturated fat 3.7 grams, No Cholesterol or sodium, Carbohydrates, 9 grams, fiber 5.7 grams, protein 5.5 grams.
I’m sure you have noticed the anomaly wherein the crust has more calories than the actual entree. Fortunately, pecans are very nutritious.